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Canterbury crash victim died 'doing what he loved'

Friday, May 29, 2015

For Billy Ainsworth, fast was never quite fast enough. Even as a young kid, he was constantly searching for new means of acceleration, by modifying a bicycle, by tinkering on a dirt bike. By the time he got his license, he had already fixed and sold two cars. “If it wasn’t fast, and if it wasn’t loud, we weren’t interested,” …

Van carrying dozens of puppies, cats, overturns on I-95

Thursday, May 28, 2015

An animal shelter volunteer sustained minor injuries when a van carrying dozens of puppies and cats overturned on I-95 in Portsmouth. WMUR reported that the animals — who, rescuers said, all appeared to be fine — were being transported between animal shelters in Pennsylvania and Maine. State police estimate that 50-60 animals were on board. The New Hampshire Society for the Protection of …

Psychiatrist: Colorado shooter ‘knew what he was doing’

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A state-appointed psychiatrist who examined James Holmes two years after his attack on a Colorado movie theater said yesterday that whatever he suffered from that night, he knew what he was doing. Dr. William Reid told jurors he believes Holmes knew the consequences when he opened fire at a midnight Batman movie premiere, …

Police investigate after teen shoots friend through window

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Authorities are considering whether to bring criminal charges against a Montana 17-year-old who fired a bullet through his bedroom window, killing his friend in a case an investigator has described as an accident. The unidentified suspect had been …

Baltimore prosecutor disputes conflict of interest claims

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Baltimore’s top prosecutor has filed a blistering response to conflict of interest allegations raised by lawyers for six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The defense lawyers asked that a judge replace State’s Attorney Marilyn …

Pembroke man charged with drunken driving while speeding in excess of 110 mph

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The police said a Pembroke man driving a Hyundai Accent was drunk when he sped away from a state trooper at a rate in excess of 110 mph Monday night. Shaun Chase, 42, of Pembroke eventually pulled over and was charged with aggravated driving while under the influence …

2 men plead guilty to selling synthetic drugs

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Two men have pleaded guilty in New Hampshire federal court to charges of selling synthetic marijuana at a convenience store. The U.S. attorney’s office said a warrant was executed at a store in North Andover, Mass., in 2013, where agents seized about 100 packages of the products, sold …

Charges filed against 170 motorcycle gang members in Texas

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

About 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs were charged with engaging in organized crime yesterday, a day after a shootout at a Texas restaurant that killed nine people and wounded 18. The crowd of suspects was so large …

Appeals court sides with Google in anti-Muslim film case

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A federal appeals court panel should not have forced YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors, a larger group of judges ruled yesterday in a victory …

CRIMELINE: Concord police searching for alleged bank robber

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Concord police are searching for a man who they believe robbed the Bank of New Hampshire branch on North Main Street yesterday about 12:30 p.m. The man approached a teller and handed her a note demanding cash, …

Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

President Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement yesterday in an attempt to ease tensions between the police and minority communities, saying equipment made for the battlefield should not be a tool …

St. Paul’s senior accused of burning girlfriend’s leg with a lamp

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Less than a year after a graduating student at St. Paul’s School was arrested and accused of raping a female underclassman, another senior has been criminally charged with burning his girlfriend’s leg. Ronald “Hopper” Hillegass, 18, faces four Class A misdemeanors, all apparently stemming from the same incident …

Salem police investigate 3 possible drug overdoses, 2 fatal

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The police in Salem are investigating three possible heroin overdoses over the weekend, two of which were fatal, including a man found unconscious lying next to his 4-year-old daughter. The police said the 23-year-old man was found in a bedroom Sunday morning. He was later pronounced dead at …